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Best way to copy a large number of files in Netware?

It's that time again. I've nearly reached capacity on a TFS volume and
need to upgrade. I have rougly 80GB of data to copy to a new volume.
What's the most efficient way to do this. I've thought about backing it
up to tape and doing a restore, but that would take a pretty long time
for the total operation. What's the best utility or command to use for
the whole volume contents? Thanks-

Cliffs: Need to copy all contents of old volume to a new volume. How
would you do it for 80GB+ of data?
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Re: Best way to copy a large number of files in Netware?

Portlock Storage Manager

http://www.portlock.com/products/stormgr/index.htm

HTH

Brent


"Ryan Seale" <ryan-seale@utc.edu> wrote in message
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> It's that time again. I've nearly reached capacity on a TFS volume and
> need to upgrade. I have rougly 80GB of data to copy to a new volume.
> What's the most efficient way to do this. I've thought about backing it
> up to tape and doing a restore, but that would take a pretty long time
> for the total operation. What's the best utility or command to use for
> the whole volume contents? Thanks-
>
> Cliffs: Need to copy all contents of old volume to a new volume. How
> would you do it for 80GB+ of data?



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Re: Best way to copy a large number of files in Netware?

Actually, with a fast tape drive, I've found it faster to backup and
restore (SDLT or Ultrium for example).

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Re: Best way to copy a large number of files in Netware?

Barry Schnur wrote:

> Actually, with a fast tape drive, I've found it faster to backup and
> restore (SDLT or Ultrium for example).


And then keep them in sync with something like robocopy or the
consolitdation utility if you want to make a copy before the actual
migration. Works great.

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Cheers,
Edward
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Re: Best way to copy a large number of files in Netware?

depends on if you use other namespaces like Mac and NFS. Robocopy and other
utilities like it will break Mac files.

Some backup software have a copy\mirror function and use the TSA so will
take all the namespace info into account. I know Arcserve does it.

"Edward van der Maas" <edmaaREMOVE+_THIS@AND!#@!THIS_myrealbox.com> wrote in
message news:l5cmf.6521$ME5.3388@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Barry Schnur wrote:
>
>> Actually, with a fast tape drive, I've found it faster to backup and
>> restore (SDLT or Ultrium for example).

>
> And then keep them in sync with something like robocopy or the
> consolitdation utility if you want to make a copy before the actual
> migration. Works great.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Edward



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Re: Best way to copy a large number of files in Netware?

Steven Lim wrote:

> depends on if you use other namespaces like Mac and NFS. Robocopy and
> other utilities like it will break Mac files.
>
> Some backup software have a copy\mirror function and use the TSA so
> will take all the namespace info into account. I know Arcserve does
> it.


Good point.



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Cheers,
Edward
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